Software Partitioning for Protecting High-Performance Code

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$749,885.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-09-C-1645
Award Id:
86144
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-IA1-1107
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
632 Broadway, Suite 803, New York, NY, 10012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
022423854
Principal Investigator:
JonathanSpringer
Managing Engineer
(212) 780-0527
springer@reservoir.com
Business Contact:
MelaniePeters
Business Manager
(212) 780-0527
peters@reservoir.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Critical technology is increasingly encoded as software, exposing it to risk of loss when deployed on platforms in hostile environments. Because of this, special anti-tamper hardware may be incorporated into a device to prevent access to the software. The platform may also include insecure hardware resources, due to reasons of cost or power. There is a need to structure software in such a way that it can most effectively take advantage of both the protection afforded by the secure hardware and also the computational power provided by the non-secure hardware. In this project, we addressed the issue of protecting high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) code by partitioning it as necessary to execute sensitive portions on anti-tamper hardware. We based our software partitioning approach on Reservoir's R-Stream optimizing C compiler. R-Stream uses an innovative loop transformation framework to perform mapping and optimization of C programs to a variety of high-performance computing platforms. R-Stream is able to parallelize the static control programs that represent most of the high-performance computing application space in a way that is compatible with the goal of partitioning for execution on anti-tamper hardware.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government